Ball + Mallet

July 26th, 2011

Do you ever surprise yourself?  You know, you get to a certain age and you think you pretty much know what you like and what you don’t.  Mushrooms – yes, tripe – no, lemonade – yes, sarsaparilla – no…you feel like nothing can surprise you and that you are pretty much armed with enough experience to navigate through the choices of life.  Jason and I recently attended the engagement party of Kara and Tim.  As I have said here before Kara and Tim are so creative and talented you just knew the party was going to be awesome fun.  A 1930s-themed-croquet-party-by-the -water-at Redcliffe – THAT kind of fun.

You guys, the styling was amazing – paper flowers, hay bales, vintage iceboxes, hessian trim and Pimm’s and lemonade cocktails through red stripey straws.  It was like looking at a magazine spread.  Every detail was so well thought out – but at the same time so relaxed and generous that you felt fully embraced and comfortable.

It had been such a long time since Jason and I went out on a weekend that we just threw ourselves head first into it all.  And in doing so – I totally surprised myself.  I LOVE CROQUET.  Not only that but I am actually pretty good at it too.  Although the Red Baron (aka our good friend Ryan) and his partner ( the lovely Amelia) managed to snatch the game from us on the last shot, Jason and I make a pretty formidable team.  So much so that we are thinking about joining our local club, the McIwraith Croquet Club to continue honing our skills.  I ask you – what other kind of sport actively encourages cut throat behaviour while maintaining dignity and politeness?  I mean, there you are, looking stylish and relaxed while aiming to knock your opponent clear out of the field – all with a drink in your hand and a smile on your face.  I should say that it is also harder than it looks and there a a number of different versions of the game to keep you interested and challenged.  It was a lovely, lovely afternoon – thanks Kara and Tim – I am completely and utterly hooked!  Cuckoo for Croquet!


Studio Sixty Photography is Brisbane wedding photographer Jason Starr, and studio manager Sally Ogilvie.

Well known for creative, natural, candid photographs of both local and international weddings, Studio Sixty Photography is capturing now and forever.

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